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Posts tagged “horse

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather, flock together. Waiting for the horses to drop some grain. My sister spotted these pigeons on a traffic light post.

No zoom lens on the camera so my sister who had found the birds lined up on the pole, walked me across 59th Street into the Park.  We were headed for the zoo.

Close-up  after we crossed the street- the second shot

pigeons on a lightpole

and the first shot, before we crossed the street


Philadelphia Saturday

The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)


Rodin Museum The Thinker


Iron work shadows on stoop


Hitching post and cobblestones


Greenhouse at night


iPhone pics from today’s walks

Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer

Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt


Fête Paradiso at Governor’s Island Via My Sister

My sister went to Governor’s Island (in New York City) today.

Mary sent me some photos from her phone. You know she and I have been to a couple of carousels this year… Jane’s and Coney Island

Looked like a fun blog post in the making!   She did just that!  Thanks Mary. Her phone isn’t a smart one yet although I think it’s time to upgrade.

Fête Paradiso -Vintage French Carousel and Carnival Rides from the late 19th and early 20th century have been on display every weekend this summer, some to ride, some just to admire.

Fete Paradiso





all en FrancaisEn Francais

painted on tin

painted on tin








morning glory

Thirteen Stars on the Flag

thirteen stars


The city skyline as see from Governor’s Island

and there was an art fair going on as well



Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

Oops.  Between going away for the holiday weekend and my consternation about loyal and regular followers not being able to receive the blog in email, I forgot to do last Friday’s Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background.   Tomorrow there will be another challenge so this one is in just under the wire


This challenge was just that- a challenge.

Flatiron Building












Fishmarket  Chinatown NYC




A class trip picture in Central Park



Eataly Bread making


Breadmaking at Eataly NYC

Horse Eye

The horse’s eye at Booker T Washington Monument Park Virginia





From the giant Lego store- Prometheus









Farm Chicken

Chicken through the fence




Washington Square

Washington Square Park


Church Spire on Bleecker St



A note I found in the back of the room





(Thanks to everyone who wrote and commented about my ongoing frustration that many friends and followers can’t even subscribe to the email to receive it.  What’s up with that , WordPress?  I have tried to send the link or forward the post and they don’t get it either.  AND from three different types of email- mac, yahoo and a virgin gmail account.)

This Little Piggy- Wait, It’s THIRTEEN Piggies- Guest Blog by Marlene and Donald

Down on the farm in Virginia.  Mar said it was dark in the barn. Thanks for a fun guest blog. We don’t see this in the city!

Lots of new life appearing at your neighbor’s farm.

Springtime action in corrals and pens and barn.

See proud future Dad.      His “wife” is sitting on 17 eggs.        (Not sure if Turkeys mate for life like other species you hear about. hmmmm)

Future Thanksgiving Dinner?

Future Dad Turkey


Future Dad Turkey


Future Mom sitting on 17 eggs!





Turkey sitting on 17 eggs












Watcha Looking At?


Waiting for baby horses- another blog, another day





a litter of piglets eating lunch

 Click on Video below -A little dark in the barn.  That is if you want to see 13 new piglets scramble at feeding time.

City Rooftop Horsey

I’m sure there’s a great story behind the placement of this molded plastic creature, dangling from a wire frame atop a building!

You might remember, depending on how long you have been following the blog, that my friend Sally said that things come in threes.

And the day before that there was the horse of a different color. The post the day before that one was The Old Gray Mare (or stallion).

There was the steed left by a cowboy in an Arlington neighborhood alley, just like the one Chicago John rode as a kid.

And here is the latest one I caught yesterday as I sat in traffic in East Liberty and happened to see it up on the roof.

“Found” rocking horses or rocking horse heads in the city are a theme without my even realizing.  Maybe someone is going around the city and placing them for me to find!

horsey rooftop full sie

horsey rooftop

Here are the aforementioned horse sightings in the city cause let’s face it- who has time to return to old blogposts?





Cowboy Ignores Sign Posted

Sally Said, Things Come in Threes

Drove to the Post Office at lunchtime to mail a package. On the way back to school I saw this horse’s head. Not the whole rocking horse, it’s true but  a horse nonetheless.  And Sally had said how things come in threes and to look for that third horse. One block from school.   He was waiting for me to find him?  There he was.  How many times had I driven by him before?  Who knows. But today I saw him.

What his story is I do not know.

The Old Gray Mare (or Stallion?)

Ain't what she/he used to be.

Snow flurries and found my lost scarf
at the third school I was in today.
Left through the wrong door
for where the car was parked.
Turned out to be a good thing.
Here’s what I saw.
I wish the snow falling were visible.

“It’s the Faces” V said, “the Faces…”

Just the detail of the horses today- they don't make toys like they used to. I did not throw them away. There's a book called HOW TO THINK LIKE A HORSE: The Essential Handbook for Why Horses Do What They Do by author Cherry Hill


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